SIP phones are definitely the new big kid in town when it come to phones, particularly since SIP phones offer a plethora of benefits including noise reduction technology; lower power consumption; HD Voice in all series models; and multi-year warranties.
SIP phones are SIP user agents that are responsible for the traditional call functions of a telephone such as answer, dial, reject, call transfer and hold/unhold. SIP phones can be implemented either as hardware devices or a softphones. SIP has quickly become a standard telephony platform, particularly thanks to the rise of 4G.
SIP phones have become the perfect mobility solution for small business and home offices as the phones offer immediate cost savings thanks to reduced hardware; improved customer service because of added features such as call transfer and 8 DID Ring Tone; stronger survivability, as the phones provide real-time communications and ISP-enhanced intelligent communications; and scalability, as the phones meet all mobility needs. SIP phones are also touted for their ability to be expandable; provide extended support; offer easy use; and support a variety of codecs.
SIP communications is an industry that has quickly burgeoned, particularly because of the growing availability of open source PBXs and hosted service offerings. SIP phones allow businesses to route calls over the Internet, through VoIP, which guarantees them reduced hardware costs and increased savings on monthly bills. SIP phones are the “wave of the future,” according to many industry experts.
Many SIP leaders attempt to distinguish themselves in this competitive market place by making sure that their SIP phones are certified by Digium’s (News - Alert) Asterisk and BroadSoft’s Broadworks, in particular. Other SIP providers will ensure that their SIP phones boast: noise reduction technology; lower power consumption; HD Voice in all series models; and multi-year warranties.
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Edited by Rich Steeves